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*Out of Print* A Rare Pair of Hardback Books on Bowie Knives. 20300:5. - 20300:5
Book 1-Bowie Knives of the Ben Palmer Collection by Ben Palmer, W.J. Moran and Jim Phillips. ‘As and American original, few weapons can match the lore and attraction of the Bowie knife’. From the 1830s to the present. Forged in the fire and the stuff of legend, these knives have captured the attention of historians and collectors. Hardback with dust cover, 149 illustrated pages with copies of hand written inventories. Book 2- A Sure Defence-The Bowie Knife Book by Kenneth J. Burton. The author Mr Burton has been a collector of antique weapons since 1960. With the publication of this book there has been a large hole filled which has existed for many years within the archives of Australia’s history, and that is relating to the use of knives, especially the fighting kind, during Australia’s wild colonial days. Hardback, 99 illustrated pages. The price for these two books includes UK delivery. 20300:5.
£225.00

British ‘L1A3’ Bayonet Scabbard and Frog. 20112 - 20112
This is a British L1A3 bayonet, scabbard and frog (see Skennerton’s book, British & Commonwealth Bayonets Book, pages 261 – B322). The bayonet was first adopted on the 31st December 1958. On this example the grips carry the designation ‘L1A3 9600257’ and the blade ricasso carries the number ‘F58’ denoting manufacture in 1958. It has the early waisted crossguard and the pommel carries the number ‘113’. The No5 MkII scabbard with brass mouth piece retains its black paint and has no major marks. This is contained in a ‘38’ pattern webbing frog. A nice addition to a collection. The price includes UK delivery. 20112. (Box 2)
£265.00

C1800 British Pritchard London .650 Carbine Calibre Coaching / Naval Pistol With Brass 2 Stage Barrel, Brass Fittings & French Form Cock. Sn 20232 - 20232
This is an attractive, sturdy, original C1800 Coaching or Naval flintlock pistol. It is 13” overall length, with a nicely engraved brass lock plate. The plate has foliate decoration and the maker or retailer name ‘Pritchard’ ( a William Pritchard was a Birmingham based Gunsmith with premises at The Bull ring 1828-37, New Street 1837-44 Union Street 1845-47 135 New St and Worcester St 1847-1853. The Company became Pritchard & Son in 1853 and operated from 97 & 108 New Street until 1860 we cannot find a Pritchard working in London in the flintlock era. See page 312 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). It has brass furniture including brass cudgel trigger guard with extended tang. The smooth bore of the 8” 2 stage brass barrel is clean. The barrel is signed ‘London’, has black powder proofs and foliate engraved decoration. The trigger guard with extended tang and pineapple finial has foliate engraved decoration. It has its wood ram rod with brass end cap & worm, brass stock flute mount and all original walnut full stock. The wood has just light bumps & bruises to be expected with age & use. The pistol grip has chequered panels and the top of the wrist is inlaid with void brass disc. The lock has a French form cock. The cocking and firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 20232
£1,575.00

British 1893 Dated Wilkinson Sword WD 1889 Dated Pattern 1887 MK III Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 20120 - 20120
This is an original 1893 Dated Pattern 1887 MK III Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. This bayonet is the MK III pattern of 1887 with no fullers to the blade (see page 163 item B207 of Skennerton’s British & Commonwealth Bayonets). The blade carries a Queen’s Crown over "V.R."(Victoria Regina) and the date "4 93" (April 1893) together with Wilkinson Sword Company London. The reverse has WD arrow inspection mark. The spine of the blade also has inspection marks. The steel blade has staining consistent with age and measures 18 ¼” long. The chequered hard boiled leather grips have service wear to be expected. The cross guard has the correct rolled end and muzzle ring. The pommel has a push button release which works as it should. The cross guard has Indian script marks indicating native Indian forces British Army In India issue. It is complete with original steel mounted leather scabbard. All leather & stitching are intact. The throat mount also has Indian script marks. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20120
£295.00

*Out of Print* A Set of 5 Books on Bowie Knives, Axes, the M1880/90 and Hunting Knives. 20300:4. - 20300:4
Book 1- Bowie Knives by Robert Abels-The knives shown in this book represent a careful selection of American and Sheffield specimens from the 1835 to 1890 period-paperback, 48 illustrated pages. Book 2- Bowie Knives from the collection of Robert Abels by William G.Keener. The late Robert Abels lived in New York and was nominally a dealer in arms and armour – paperback, 139 illustrated pages. Book 3 – Marbles, Knives & Axes by Konrad F. Schreier jr. Much of the information in this book was gathered from catalogues, periodicals and books published about the Marbles company and its products before around 1955- paperback, 70 illustrated pages. Book 4 – American Knives- The First History and Collections Guide by Harold L. Peterson. Men have collected arms for centuries but in recent years there has been an increased interest in edged weapons. This book when 1st published in 1958 opened the field of American knives of all types to a vast number of collectors eager for information. Hardback with dust cover, 178 illustrated pages. Book 5- Light but Efficient – A study of the M1880 hunting and M1890 entrenching knives and scabbards by Albert N. Hardin, Jr & Robert W. Hedden. Although the existence and purpose of the M1880 Hunting knife have long been recognised, never before has a definitive study of this weapon and its various scabbards been published. Hardback with dustcover, 104 illustrated pages. The price for this collection includes UK delivery. 20300:4.
£195.00

**MATCHING NUMBERS**American Civil War Era, Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co (Colt Navy) 1859 Patent .36 Naval Calibre, 5 Shot Single Action Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 20197 - 20197
The Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Company was founded in New Jersey U.S.A. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Manhattan began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons including the iconic Colt Navy Revolver. Production continued until C1873. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, original 6 ½” barrel version of the Manhattan Colt Navy .36" Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The barrel’s rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina throughout and it has a brass grip frame. The cylinder has faint foliate engraved panels. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Manhattan Firearms Co Newark N.J patented March’ and what looks like ‘1864’ date. The pistol's steel frame, barrel block, butt of the grip frame & trigger guard assembly are stamped with matching serial numbers '58195'. The rim of the cylinder has ‘Patented Dec 27 1859’. It has its original undamaged American Walnut grip. The pistol's correct single action only firing mechanism works crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20197
£1,295.00

U.S M4 WWII Bayonet and Scabbard. 20155. - 20155
This is a very nice WWII M4 bayonet (The M4 bayonet was introduced in 1944 for use with the M1 carbine. The M4 bayonet, like the M3 fighting knife that preceded it, was designed for rapid production using a minimum of strategic metals and machine processes; it used a relatively narrow 6.75-inch bayonet-style spear-point blade with a sharpened 3.5-inch secondary edge) it is marked to the crossguard with ‘U.S. M4 AERIAL’ (Aerial Cutlery Manufacturing Co) The blade retains most of its original finish and the grip has the usual leather washers, which are firm and tight. The pommel carries a number 134. The scabbard is the early ‘U.S. M8’ made by ‘B.M.Co.’ (Beckwith Manufacturing Co). A nice late WWII M4 & M8 scabbard combination. The price includes UK delivery. 20155.
£395.00

**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS**American Civil War Era Colt Root’s Patent Model 1855 Side Hammer .28 Calibre 5 Shot Single Action Percussion Revolver With Original Period Leather Holster. Sn 20199 - 20199
The Colt Model 1855 Root Side-hammer percussion Pocket Revolver was manufactured from 1855 through to 1870 originally in both .28 and .31 calibre. It was designed by Samuel Colt even-though it was named after Elisha K. Root who was Colt’s factory foreman and general superintendent. The Root revolver was Colt's only percussion handgun built on the solid frame principle and featured a side-hammer, mounted on the right side of the frame, a spur trigger, a cylinder pin entering from the rear and one-piece grip secured to the back-strap. Our example also has its original captive lever ram rod. This example is in excellent condition 8 ½” overall with a 3 ½” octagonal barrel. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has even patina throughout. It has the correct single piece Walnut grip. It has a small brass post fore sight and grooved top of frame rear sight. The top barrel flat is marked with Colts Hartford CT USA address and 1855 patent detail (illustrated). It has all matching numbers 9763 on the barrel, grip frame and cylinder. The cylinder has a faint indistinct engraved scene. The correct single action firing mechanism works crisply. This is a nice example of an early pattern colt revolver. The pistol comes with an original period leather holster. The leather of the holster has wear and scuffs consistent with age and use. The holster has a flap cover with white metal male stud that would have fitted to a female stud on the body of the holster. The female stud is absent. There is a square void on the body of the holster where the female part would have been. The muzzle end of the holster is open. The rear of the holster has a belt loop stitched to it. The price includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20199
£1,200.00

*Out of Print* A Set of Three Books on Bowie Knives and Machetes. 20200:3. - 20200:3
Book 1- Collins Machetes and Bowies 1845-1965 by Daniel Edward (D.E.) Henry-Ed ‘D.E.’ Henry is best known for his classic Bowies and outspoken opinions on all subjects, especially knives. Pieces made by Collins & Co. held a particular fascination for him. Paperback, 230 illustrated pages. Book 2 – Classic Bowie Knives by Robert Abels. The collecting of Bowie knives has afforded a great pleasure to a great many. Collectors have long been fascinated by the niche these knives have carved into American History. Hardback with dust cover, 97 illustrated pages. Book 3 – The Antique Bowie Knife Collections of Robert Berryman & Chas. Schreiner III-San Francisco-March 23-1992. Rare collections are always exciting to study and catalogue. The Bowie knife collections of Bob Berryman and Chas. Schreiner were particularly intriguing, in that they provided a unique opportunity to document a combined collecting effort of 80 years. Paperback, 150 illustrated pages. The price for these three informative books includes UK delivery. 20200:3.
£195.00

*Near Mint* British ‘L1A3’ Bayonet Scabbard and Frog. 20113. - 20113
This is a British L1A3 bayonet, scabbard and frog (see Skennerton’s book, British & Commonwealth Bayonets Book, pages 261 – B322). The bayonet was first adopted on the 31st December 1958. On this example the grips carry the designation ‘L1A3 9600257’ and the blade ricasso carries the number ‘F60’ denoting manufacture in 1960. It has the early waisted crossguard and the pommel carries the number ‘113’. The No5 MkI scabbard retains all of its black paint and has virtually major marks. This is contained in its green nylon webbing frog. A nice addition to any collection. The price includes UK delivery. 20113. (Box 2)
£265.00

**RARE**American Civil War Era Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Peabody’s 1862 Patent (Model 1862 Army) .45 Peabody Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading 2 Band Short Rifle. Sn 20235 - 20235
The Peabody action was an early form of breech loading firearm action, where the heavy breechblock tilted downwards across a bolt mounted in the rear of the breechblock, operated by a lever under the rifle. The Peabody action most often used an external hammer to fire the cartridge. The Peabody action was developed by Henry O. Peabody from Boston, Massachusetts, and was first patented on July 22, 1862. Peabody carbines and rifles were made by the Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island & Sharps & Hankins. Our example by Providence Tool Co is in good condition for its age. The weapon is 41” overall length. By operating the under lever, the breech plates falls to allow loading of a cartridge. The weapon has a 22” long, blued barrel. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age & use & crisp rifling. The metal work has even aged patina. It has a block & blade foresight and ladder rear sight. The left side of the frame is crisply stamped with manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated in image 2). There is no visible external serial number on the rifle. The all original wood work has knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The butt plate is steel and it has sling swivels and steel cleaning rod. The loading and firing actions work crisply. The price for this rare short rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20235
£1,200.00

*Out of Print* A Pair of Hardback Books; Knifemakers of Old San Francisco & American Primitive Knives 1770-1870. 20300:1. - 20300:1
Book 1 - Knife makers of Old San Francisco by Bernard R. Levine. In only one place in nineteenth century America did local knifemakers create a style of cutlery which was entirely new. That place was San Francisco. This is the story of the leading cutlers of the American West, the celebrated knifemakers of old San Francisco who made the most exotic, the most costly and perhaps the most beautiful knives ever produced in the United States. Hardback with dust cover, 160 illustrated pages. Book 2 - American Primitive Knives 1770-1870 by Gordon B. Minnis. Once in a great while a publication appears that neatly and completely fills a substantial gap in American arms lore. Until the advent of this book, those who wanted information on early American handmade knives and daggers could only find bits and pieces in widely scattered sources. Hardback with dust cover, 100 illustrated pages. These books are a must for the collector/enthusiast. The price for the pair of books includes UK delivery. 20300:1.
£175.00
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